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5 Ways to Prepare for an Open House

05/02/2017
5552 Drane, Greenway Parks, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas

5552 Drane Drive, Dallas, TX 75209 / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

You already know about cleaning and de-cluttering — but did you know these five things could have an even bigger impact on potential buyers who come through your open house?

Do a rapid renovation.”

Little tweaks. Big difference. Kitchen a bit outdated? Replace the fixtures, faucets and cabinet hinges. Family-room furniture a bit beaten up? “Fix” it with fresh, white-cotton slipcovers.

3828 Greenbrier Drive | University Park, TX

3828 Greenbrier Drive | University Park, TX

Turn the bathrooms into little spas.

Create the feel of a relaxing, luxurious bath — for less than $50. Pile pretty soaps in a modern tray. Stack fluffy white washcloths and towels. Add a lightly scented candle. Buy a designer bathmat in a soothing tone, such as the palest green or lightest blue.

9500 Inwood Road | Dallas, TX

9500 Inwood Road | Sunnybrook Estates | Dallas, TX

Highlight those focal points.

Draw visitors’ eyes toward special features using bright colors and accents. A pop of red throw pillows can draw attention to a cozy window seat. A large, striking modern-art poster, framed and propped on the mantel, will really show off a fireplace.

4225 Ridgehaven Drive | Ridglea | Fort Worth, TX

4225 Ridgehaven Road | Ridglea | Fort Worth, TX

Bring nature inside.

Potted plants or a few pretty buds in a vase can help bring energy into any space and fill empty spots. Add a trendy fiddle-leaf fig tree in the living room. Put some beautiful white hydrangeas in the bedrooms.

5828 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | Dallas, TX

5828 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | Dallas, TX

Give every room a purpose.

That spare room that’s been used as a combination office/guest room/dumping ground won’t help sell the house unless you show buyers how they can use it. Pick a use — office, guest room, crafts room, game room — and clearly stage the space to showcase that purpose. They’ll see themselves living there — and your open house may just close a deal.

1567 Dove Road | Westlake, TX

1567 Dove Road | Westlake, TX

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty hosts extraordinary open houses throughout the best neighborhoods in North Texas. Every weekend, the brokerage’s expert agents are known to set the stage for success — just one more reason why sellers continue to list with the D-FW leader in luxury real estate.

To see what’s open in your neighborhood, click here.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices throughout North Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land East, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. For all listings, open houses and more — and to explore the top neighborhoods in North Texas — visit briggsfreeman.com.

Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 11.21.2016 {Video}

11/22/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

4714 Esplanade Court  | Granbury

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 Listed by Veronica Stimson 

5400 Gee Road | Granbury 

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Listed by Michael Crain 

7029 Saucon Valley Drive | Mira Vista | Fort Worth 

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Listed by Jerri Pedro 

701 Rivercrest Drive | Rivercrest | Fort Worth 

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Listed by John Zimmerman 

854 Harpole Road E | Argyle 

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Listed by Robert Tyson 

3800 Normandy Avenue | Highland Park 

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Listed by Shell Stegall 

1134 N Edgefield Avenue | Kessler Park | Dallas

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 Listed by Kay Wood  

17 Hemingsford Court | Dalworthington Gardens 

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Listed by Jamie Adams and Kelsi Couture 

Explore these neighborhoods and more. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 7.11.2016 {Video}

07/11/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Newly listed homes in North Texas:

4109 Sarita Drive | Westcliff | Fort Worth | Listed by Carol Van Hook
4109 Sarita Drive 76109, Westcliff, Carol Van Hook, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-living
1312 John Mccain Road | Colleyville | Listed by Robert A Tyson
1312 John Mccain Road 76034, Colleyville, Robert A Tyson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior
1215 Perdenalas Trail | Westlake | Listed by Jamie Adams
1215 Perdenalas Trail 76262, Westlake, Jamie Adams, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-exterior
6394 Amesbury Drive | Frisco | Listed by Gina Lester
6394 Amesbury Drive 75034, Frisco, Gina Lester, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-sitting2
5733 Travis Drive | Frisco | Listed by Lisa Groshek
5733 Travis Drive 75034, Frisco, Lisa Groshek, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-pool
5029 Steinbeck Street | Carrollton | Listed by Gina Lester
5029 Steinbeck Street 75010, Carrollton, Gina Lester, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-living
6615 Glendora Avenue | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Diane DuVall-Rogers
6615 Glendora Avenue 75230, Preston Hollow, Diane DuVall-Rogers, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool
6634 Aberdeen Avenue | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Christopher McGuire
6634 Aberdeen Avenue 75230, Preston Hollow, Christopher McGuire, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen
4409 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park | Dallas | Listed by Janis Wells
4409 Southwestern Blvd. 75225, University Park, Janis Wells, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool
5746 Greenbrier Drive | Devonshire | Dallas | Listed by Jonathan Rosen

4409 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park | Dallas | Listed by Janis Wells

3730 Kiest Valley Parkway | Oak Cliff | Dallas | Listed by Kay Wood
3730 Kiest Valley Parkway 75233, Oak Cliff, Kay Wood, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-entry
4014 Travis Street B | Oak Lawn | Dallas | Listed by Faisal Halum
4014 Travis Street B 75204, Oak Lawn, Faisal Halum, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living
5839 Marquita Avenue | M Streets | Dallas | Listed by John Scoggins
5839 Marquita Avenue 75206, M Streets, John Scoggins, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior
6155 La Vista Drive | Swiss Avenue Historic District | Dallas | Listed by Elizabeth Mast

6155 La Vista Drive 75214, Swiss Avenue Historic District, Elizabeth Mast, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting2

Learn more about living in North Texas. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira VistaUptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 7.5.2016 {Video}

07/05/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

The market is still strong in the North Texas region. From ranch land to Mediterranean style homes, see the latest listings in Fort Worth, Dallas, Tarrant County, Plano and more!

4155 Sarita Drive | Westcliff | Fort Worth | Listed by John Zimmerman 

4155 Sarita Drive 76109, Westcliff, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-exterior

600 Trailhead Drive | SouthlakeListed by Nicole Smith 

600 Trailhead Drive 76092, Southlake, Nicole Smith, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-pool

2315 Cedar Elm Terrace | Westlake | Listed by Jeff Watson 

2315 Cedar Elm Terrace 76262, Westlake, Jeff Watson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior

5701 Arcady Place | Plano | Listed by Dona Timm 

5701 Arcady Place 75093, Plano, Dona Timm, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-entry

3204 Breton Drive | Plano | Listed by Nancy Carpenter 

3204 Breton Drive 75025, Plano, Nancy Carpenter, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool

10001 Waterstone Way | McKinney | Listed by Bridget Hupp 

10001 Waterstone Way 75070, McKinney, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-kitchen

7015 Currin Drive | Northaven Hills | Dallas | Listed by Pete Ryan 

7015 Currin Drive 75230, Northaven Hills, Pete Ryan, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

3604 Harvard Avenue | Highland Park | Dallas | Listed by Doug & Jeanne Shelton 

3604 Harvard Avenue 75205, Highland Park, Doug & Jeanne Shelton, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-office

1918 Olive Street #2602 | Museum Tower | Dallas | Listed by Ilene Christ  

1918 Olive Street #2602 75201, Museum Tower, Arts District, Ilene Christ, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living

1115 S Canterbury Court | Kessler Park | Dallas | Listed by Kay Wood 
1115 S Canterbury Court 75208, Kessler Park, Kay Wood, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior
Broseco Ranch | 3157 FM 71W | Omaha | Listed by Bernard Uechtritz 

Broseco Ranch 3157 FM 71W 75571, Omaha, Bernard Uechtritz, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale -dock

Sandow Lakes Ranch | 3900 John D. Harper Road | Rockdale | Listed by Bernard Uechtritz 

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Learn more about living in North Texas. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira VistaUptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Extraordinary Open Houses, The Update

Extraordinary Open Houses December 13 {Video}

12/11/2015

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

3615 Amherst Avenue | University Park | Dallas | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday


Absolutely stunning and rare University Park new construction built by Tatum Brown and conveniently located within walking distance to University Park Elementary and Snider Plaza. This masterpiece is a one-of-a-kind property with incredible waterscape that offers a type of secluded living experience few get to experience in urban Dallas. With 7,159 square feet of transitional detail, the property boasts six bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms two living spaces, a dining room surrounded on three sides by floor-to-ceiling windows, a wet bar and a temperature controlled wine room.

3428 University Boulevard | University Park | Dallas | Open from 1-3 p.m. Sunday

3428 University Boulevard 75205, Univeristy Park, Vicki Foster, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

Clean lines and crisp, museum-style quality, by Robert Raymond Home. Close to Snider Plaza, this five-bedroom contemporary home is a must see. Downstairs features a guest bedroom, while the spa-like master suite has dual oversized walk-in closets.

6840 La Vista Drive | Lakewood | Dallas | Open from 1-3 p.m. Sunday

6840 La Vista Drive 75214, Lakewood, Kay Wood, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-hall
Exceptional design and construction define this modern farmhouse design, just completed by Greenwell Homes. Situated overlooking the golf course of Lakewood Country Club, the home is designed to take advantage of gorgeous views. With clean finishes and a fresh, modern floor plan, it suits a range of styles with transitional flair.

905 Palos Verdes Trail | Palomar Estates | Southlake | Open 1-5 p.m. Sunday

905 Palos Verdes Trail 76092, Palomar Estates, Wynne Moore, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-exterior
Gorgeous new construction by Garabedian Properties. This is a completely custom home and there is still time to choose finishes and make some changes.

3604 Sunrise Ranch Road | Clariden Ranch | Southlake | Open from 1-3 p.m. Sunday

3604 Sunrise Ranch Road 76092, The Cliffs At Clariden Ranch, Wynne Moore, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-living

This is a one of a kind builder’s showcase home with tons of upgrades including commercial appliances, wood flooring up and down, vaulted ceilings and a downstairs media room. The outdoor oasis features not only a gorgeous pool, but an outdoor kitchen, and lots of privacy.

Get the app: DFW Open Houses. See every open house in the region – at your fingertips. Or… Click here to see a list of all open houses this weekend.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown,LakewoodRanch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

Beauty, The Update

It’s Oak Cliff in One Word – Character!  

06/23/2015
822 Stewart Drive Dallas 75208, Jennifer Stolarski, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Kessler Park-backyard oasis pool

With a pool/spa, flagstone patio and firepit, the backyard at 822 Stewart Drive in Kessler Park is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Listed for $425,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Just across the Trinity River, you’ll find historic and personality-rich Oak Cliff, known for rolling hills, fun coffee shops, galleries and boutiques. In the rapidly growing Bishop Arts District, discover some of the finest dishes in Dallas at Hattie’s, Boulevardier, Tillman’s Roadhouse, Café Veracruz, Bolsa, and habitual D Best winner, Lucia.

The close-knit Oak Cliff community hosts monthly events which draw in large crowds, with events ranging from parades, cook outs, wine tastings, and the wildly popular annual Bastille on Bishop, a celebration of everything French in July.

And the neighborhood character is ever-present, as you can see from these homes currently available.
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Business, Expert Advice, The Update

Why You Need a Business Expert to Sell Your Home in This Market

06/18/2015
3552 Wentwood Drive Dallas 75225, Lucinda Buford, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in University Park-bright dens

New listing in University Park: 3552 Wentwood Drive. Listed for $5,650,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Hiring a Realtor is one of the most important things you can do to sell your home in this market. A knowledgeable Realtor can help set a realistic price, market the property properly and help the seller stay realistic in their expectations.
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